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1982 is the 982nd year of the 2nd millennium, the 82nd year of the 20th century, and the 3rd year of the 1980s decade.


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  • The Roland TB-303 was a synthesizer/sequencer produced by the Roland Corporation in 1982 and 1983 that had a crucial role in the development of contemporary electronic music, but most of all on the acid house that would follow a couple of years later.
  • Dub in disco
    • "Thanks to You" and "Don't Make Me Wait" came out and started the whole dub thing in disco." Steven Harvey in Collusion magazine #5, 1983 [...]
    • Shep Pettibone: " [...] strangely enough, all these computer records started after "Thanks To You". It was kind of like that computer sound within a black vein.
  • Disco and electro
    • In 1982 NYC disco expanded its perimeters to include dub, electronics, jazz, Latin, afro, new wave - a cauldron capable of melting down any ingredient. Records by The Peech Boys, Sinnamon and D Train allied the Black R&B tradition with high-tech mix/electronics. The emergence of labels Tommy Boy and Streetwise under Arthur Baker and John Robie pushed the hard electronic/beat box edge to the fore. To turn on one of me city's three dance radio stations and hear a DJ mixing three records together at once seemed like an impossible dream of the avant garde infiltrating the market place. -- Steven Harvey
  • Compact disc launched
    • The compact disc was launched in 1982. The advantage of the CD is that it was digital, which helped prepare the MP3-P2P (Napster et all) revolution of the late nineties.


  • Montana Sextet Heavy Vibes Montana
  • Material - Let Me Have It All
  • Patrice Rushen - Number One
  • Heaven And Earth - I Really Love You
  • Inner Life - Moment Of My Life
  • Man Parrish - Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop)
  • Grace Jones - My Jamaican Guy
  • Extra - Haven´t Been Funked Enough
  • Willy Hutch - In and Out
  • Touchdown - Ease Your Mind
  • Plunky & the Oneness of Juju - Every Way But Loose
  • Clark Sisters - You Brought the Sunshine
  • Kasso - Key West
  • New Order - Blue Monday
  • Alicia Myers - I Want To Thank You
  • Malcolm McLaren - Buffalo Gals
  • Cybotron - Cosmic Cars [Juan Atkins]
  • Valentine Brothers - Money's Too Tight (To Mention)




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